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Larry Dimas walks around his destroyed trailer, which he rents out to others, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Fla., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. His tenants evacuated and nobody was inside when it was destroyed. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 12, 2017 - 7:36 am
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Irma (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Federal officials are warning of possible fuel shortages in the Southeast because of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Last week, the Homeland Security Department issued a week-long waiver on federal restrictions of foreign vessels so they...
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Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
September 11, 2017 - 4:05 pm
(WWL.com) -- The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is deploying employees and coordinating assistance from other state agencies for Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts. GOHSEP spokesman Mike Steele says there is a wide range of needs...
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September 11, 2017 - 12:19 pm
(AP) _ A court filing shows a now-retired federal judge took medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism more than seven months after court officials in Louisiana received a complaint questioning her ability to serve on the bench. An order signed last month by the chief judge for the 5th U.S...
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September 11, 2017 - 9:03 am
75 Soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard’s 165th Combat Sustainment and Support Battalion are set to deploy to Afghanistan. Bossier Parish Community College gymnasium will hold a deployment ceremony at 11 AM for family and friends to bid farewell. Col. Ed Bush says these troops will be...
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Jim Hanzo
September 11, 2017 - 8:41 am
Saints fans are hoping their team gets off to a good start. They're playing on Monday Night football to open the season against the Minnesota Vikings. We're got reaction from fans of the Black and Gold on how they think their team will do tonight. "I think they are going to come out strong," said...
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Jim Hanzo
September 10, 2017 - 5:45 pm
The NOPD announced the arrest of a man in connection with a shooting that left four people injured outside of a nightclub in the 2100 block of North Claiborne Avenue. The incident happened just before 2 a.m. this morning. Police arrested 31-year-old Lionel Cheneau in the alleged shooting of the...
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September 09, 2017 - 9:39 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A former correctional officer at Louisiana's maximum-security prison has pleaded guilty to participating in the beating of a handcuffed and shackled inmate. Thirty-year-old John Sanders, of Marksville, was one of four officers charged in the inmate's alleged beating at...
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September 08, 2017 - 4:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The head of Louisiana's transportation department says the state has seen a "significant and alarming increase" in crashes in an area where Interstate 10 is under construction. Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson said Friday that accidents...
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September 08, 2017 - 11:44 am
Both of Louisiana’s US Senators voted to appropriate $15 billion in disaster aid for victims of Harvey, which nearly doubles what President Donald Trump requested. Junior Senator John Kennedy says this federal funding will help our neighbors grapple with the destruction Harvey left behind. “The...
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September 08, 2017 - 8:34 am
(WWL.com) The Governor’s Office is holding a statewide blood drive today amid a supply shortage following Hurricane Harvey. Tina Martinez with LifeShare Blood Centers says because of the hurricane’s destruction, many communities have not been able to donate blood to support the medical needs of...
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